Anyone who follows rail, and in fact most transit in general knows that any proposal involving tax monies receives a lot of backlash.
“How dare we spend so much money on a train to nowhere, or on an empty bus!”
Except of course when we talk about air transit. It seems as if airports have found a way to avoid any criticism when it comes to dumping money into them (although of course they get criticized when it comes to noise).
Take Sacramento International:
In what Sacramento International Airport officials called a milestone moment, crews hoisted the first of two automated people mover vehicles onto an elevated guideway Thursday morning as part of the airport’s $1 billion expansion program.